Tuna Salad Recipes

Spend your lunchtime savoring the flavor of the sea with one of these quick and healthy tuna salad recipes.

It's Tuna Time

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It's Tuna Time

For years, canned tuna has been a lunchtime standard. So shake up the ordinary by preparing one of these delicious dishes for your midday meal.

For starters, how about this Tuna Salad Melt?

The classic tuna melt gets a healthy makeover with this open-faced version. The walnuts give it an extra-special touch.

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Spanish-Style Tuna and Potato Salad

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Spanish-Style Tuna and Potato Salad

Ward off the 3 o'clock munchies by eating this filling and delectable salad during lunch. Your stomach will thank you.

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Tuna Pan Bagnat

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Tuna Pan Bagnat

A favorite in southern France, pan bagnat (pan ban-YAH) means "bathed bread." The bread in this sandwich is meant to absorb some liquid from the filling, so it's fine to assemble it entirely ahead of time. Pair with potato salad, pasta salad, or baked chips.

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Salad Niçoise

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Salad Niçoise

This speedy version of the traditional French tuna salad makes for excellent lunchtime fare.

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Easy Penne and Tuna Salad

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Easy Penne and Tuna Salad

Instead of cleaning out the fridge to put lunch together, toss pasta with quality tuna; its richness and flavor will carry the salad, which is embellished with simple flavorings. Pack a piece of torn baguette to round out the meal.

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Herby Potato, Green Bean, and Tuna Salad

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Herby Potato, Green Bean, and Tuna Salad

This salad is chock full of lunchtime goodness. You can also add a hard-boiled egg on top for an extra protein boost.

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Tuna and White Bean Salad

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Tuna and White Bean Salad

This flavor-filled salad is a simple solution to bland office lunches.

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Tuna Melts with Avocado

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Tuna Melts with Avocado

You can pair this with carrot and celery sticks and a bit of light ranch dressing on the side for dipping.

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Farro, Green Bean, and Fennel Salad with Tuna

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Farro, Green Bean, and Fennel Salad with Tuna

This recipe begins with uncooked grain, which needs an hour in the pot and a little time to cool. If you need to save time, hunt down some precooked whole-grain farro on your local grocery store's rice aisle.

View Recipe: Farro, Green Bean, and Fennel Salad with Tuna

Tuna Panini

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Tuna Panini

Pack this hearty sandwich with fresh apple slices or a tossed green salad.

View Recipe: Tuna Panini

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